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Hike with an ecologist and read the land

Hike with an ecologist and read the land

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm a scientist for the National Park Service with a Ph.D. in ecology. I've studied every National Park in on the Big Island, Maui, Moloka'i, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.
David
David
David
David

What we’ll do

We will meet at the Visitor Center and walk to the caldera rim where I'll show you how the volcano has changed since the 2018 eruption. Then we'll walk the Halema'uma'u trail into the caldera itself. As we hike I will teach you about the natural history of the volcano and the rainforest by using what see around us, showing how the volcano, climate, and rainforest interact. After reaching the…

What else you should know

Please dress appropriately including footwear for hiking. The park can be hot and sunny or cool and rainy. Please bring your own water and snacks. Please also gauge your own fitness level. The Halema'uma'u trail is a workout!

What to bring

Appropriate shoes and clothes for hiking
Hat
Water
Snacks
Sunscreen

Where you'll be

We meet at the visitor center, walk to the caldera (crater) rim behind the Volcano House, and then hike the Halema'uma'u Trail, which descends into the actual caldera (the main volcanic crater; 400 ft. elevation change, moderate difficulty). This requires hiking down the trail and coming back up the same way, ending back at the visitor center.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests aged 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please dress appropriately including footwear for hiking. The park can be hot and sunny or cool and rainy. Please bring your own water and snacks. Please also gauge your own fitness level. The Halema'uma'u trail is a workout!
David
Hike with an ecologist and read the land
New experience
€10 / person
New experience
€10 / person